Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, and corporate advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 443,520
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
New Schools Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325
Niles Rotary Foundation Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 47,091
Envision Education, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Seva Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 475
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Livermore Girls Softball Association Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
TransFormCA Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 725,000
Bay East Association of Realtors Foundation Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boldly Me Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,834,111

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 443,520
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 325
Niles Rotary Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 47,091
Envision Education, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 475
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Livermore Girls Softball Association Inc Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 725,000
Bay East Association of Realtors Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boldly Me Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,834,111

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Interim, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Washington University MO Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Chabad of Burbank CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Feed the Hungry San Miguel, Inc. TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Israel Venture Network CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Teen Kitchen Project CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Dress for Success San Francisco CA Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Volunteer Center of Fairfax County Inc VA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Trout CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,109,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fundacion Omar Dengo Costa Rica Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Save The Waves Coalition United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Scholars Fund Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Muso Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Mission Asset Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Lowell General Hospital United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Olimpico Learning United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 96,716
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Blind & Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Times Up Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Interim, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 216,916

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13110 records found.